Nats' Division Series opener to be day game

September 30, 2014|Sports Digest

Major League Baseball

Nats' Division Series opener to be day game

Nationals Park will host a day game Friday for Game 1 of the National League Division Series. How early in the day will be determined by the Washington Nationals' opponent. Major League Baseball announced the start times for Game 1 and Game 2 of each division series Monday. If the Pittsburgh Pirates win the NL wild-card game Wednesday night, Game 1 in Washington would start at 12:07 p.m. If the San Francisco Giants win, Game 1 would start at 3:07 p.m. Regardless of the Nationals' opponent, Game 2 on Saturday will start at 5:37 p.m. MLB has also released the umpiring crews for each series. Mike Winters will be the crew chief for the Nationals' series. He'll work with Vic Carapazza, Laz Diaz, Tom Hallion (a crew chief in the regular season), Brian Knight and Hunter Wendelstedt, who ejected Bryce Harper in a game in 2013. The crew chief typically works home plate in Game 1 of a series.

Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post

NBA

Wizards sign three guards, two forwards, one center

The Washington Wizards, who will open training camp today after reaching the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals last season, signed guards Vander Blue, Xavier Silas and David Stockton, forwards Rasual Butler and Damion James and center Daniel Orton on Monday. Blue appeared in four games for the Delaware 87ers of the D-League last season. Butler is an 11-year NBA veteran who has played in 688 games with six teams, most recently the Indiana Pacers. James is a four-year NBA veteran who has played in 39 games, most recently with the San Antonio Spurs. Orton, a three-year NBA veteran, has played for three teams and was a member of the Wizards' 2014 Summer League team. Silas played in Israel for Maccabi Ashdod and in Argentina for Quimsa. Stockton, the son of Hall of Fame guard John Stockton, went undrafted in 2014 out of Gonzaga.

Colleges

Hopkins' Anderson, Watts named players of the week

Johns Hopkins senior quarterback Braden Anderson and junior linebacker Brady Watts were named Centennial Conference Offensive and Defensive Football Players of the Week, respectively, for their efforts in the Blue Jays' 42-26 win at Muhlenberg on Saturday. Anderson had career highs in completions (29), attempts (38), passing yards (359), touchdown passes (four) and yards of total offense (372). Watts had a career-high nine tackles and led a defense that allowed just four field goals.

Women's lacrosse: Attacker Taylor Oliver (St. Mary's) will join Division III Colorado College for the 2015 season.

Men's lacrosse: Former Frostburg State assistant Gary DiClementi has joined the Wagner coaching staff. Defensemen Jacob Berger (St. Mary's), Luke Matanin (St. Paul's) and Austin Wilson (Archbishop Curley); midfielders Rob Heffron (St. John's College) and JP Pawela (St. John's College); and attackman Graham Lorber (Loyola Blakefield) will join the roster for next season.

Men's soccer: Salisbury senior forward Benjamin Aryeetey and Frostburg State sophomore goalkeeper Hassan Mostafa (Oakland Mills) were named Capital Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respecitively. … Johns Hopkins sophomore midfielder Samy Ramadane was honored as the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Women's soccer: UMBC freshman forward Lisa Nanov was awarded her second America East Rookie of the Week honor of the season. ... Salisbury junior forward Victoria Luc was picked as the CAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Field hockey: Salisbury senior goalkeeper Rachel Clewer was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week.

Et cetera

Redskins add cornerback Crawford, safety Sanford

The Washington Redskins signed cornerback Richard Crawford and safety Jamarca Sanford on Monday. Crawford, 5 feet 11, 192 pounds, was drafted by Washington in the seventh round in 2012 and appeared in 10 games for the Redskins that season. He spent the 2013 season on injured reserve. Sanford (5-10, 200) was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round in 2009. He spent his first five NFL seasons with the Vikings before being released by the team on Aug. 8. Sanford, 29, has appeared in 70 games with 44 starts. The Redskins also signed tackle Terren Jones to their practice squad.

NHL: Washington Capitals defensemen Cam Schilling and Tomas Kundratek cleared the NHL's 24-hour waiver window, allowing them to report to training camp with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Schilling, who played in one NHL game each of the past two seasons, and Kundratek, who played in 25 games with the Capitals in 2012-13, were long shots to make the NHL roster, with six players still jockeying for three available spots on the blue line.

Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post

American Professional Basketball League: The Bay Area Shuckers, who open their fourth training camp Wednesday, signed Pat Fitzpatrick, a veteran of four pro seasons in Ireland and the United Kingdom; Danny Lamb; Devin Spencer; (Towson Catholic); and J.D. Wallace.

Sailing: Henry H. "Harry" Anderson Jr., Nathaniel Bowditch, Carl Eichenlaub, Olaf Harken, Peter Harken, L. Francis Herreshoff, George O'Day and John B. "Jim" Kilroy were inducted into the Annapolis-based National Sailing Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony at the Detroit Yacht Club.

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